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  • Thousands affected by South Carolina flood without running water

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – People across South Carolina got an object lesson Monday in how you can dodge a hurricane and still get hammered.
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 12:57 am
  • Questions arise about neighborhood where slide killed 144

    SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala – Emergency workers spent a fourth day digging bodies out of a massive mudslide on Monday, watching the death toll ri ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 12:57 am
  • United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal

    WASHINGTON – Having hammered out an ambitious trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim countries, the Obama administration now faces a potentially tougher task: ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 12:57 am
  • U.S. commander says Afghans requested U.S. airstrike in Kunduz

    WASHINGTON – Afghan forces who reported being under Taliban fire requested the U.S. airstrike that killed 22 people at a medical clinic in northern Af ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 12:57 am
  • Last month the 9th warmest September on record for Illinois

    CHICAGO – The Illinois State Water Survey said last month was the ninth warmest September on record for Illinois.
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 12:55 am
  • Publishing executive to lead Northeast Ohio Media Group

    CLEVELAND – A longtime publishing executive will become president of Northeast Ohio Media Group, which operates Cleveland.com, the Sun News and is res ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 12:55 am
  • Chicago terrorism suspect found competent to stand trial

    CHICAGO – A court-ordered report has found that a 21-year-old suburban Chicago man facing terrorism charges is competent to stand trial despite his ta ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 12:55 am
  • Deere says UAW members approve labor agreement

    MOLINE – Farm equipment manufacturer Deere & Co. says United Auto Workers members have approved a new six-year labor agreement that covers facilities ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 12:56 am
  • Elgin schools CEO frustrated with lack of Legionella advice

    ELGIN – The head of a suburban Chicago school district that closed three of its schools for three days because Legionella was found said there is a la ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 12:55 am
  • House to elect new speaker

    WASHINGTON – At noon on Thursday, Republicans will gather behind closed doors and vote by secret ballot for their candidate for the most powerful job ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 12:55 am
  • Illinois to implement new ratings for schools, districts

    CHICAGO – Schools and school districts across Illinois will be subject to a rating system that was recently signed into law and is scheduled to launch ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 12:55 am
  • Familiar, divisive social issues on Supreme Court agenda

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court’s new term began Monday with no cross words between the justices, although a steady stream of divisive social issues aw ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 12:52 am
  • New graduation requirement has McHenry County schools taking stock of civics instruction

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Two Prairie Ridge High School students stood at the front of the class fielding questions from their classmates.
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 12:44 am
  • McHenry Public Library's ComicCon expands

    McHENRY – The McHenry Public Library's 17th annual ComicCon will be bigger than ever, spreading through the library instead of just in the meeting roo ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 5:11 pm
  • New Crystal Lake Park District Nature Center program to feature archery, climbing

    CRYSTAL LAKE – An outdoor adventure of archery and rock climbing will round out the Crystal Lake Park District Nature Center's new Outdoor Adventure D ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 5:06 pm
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